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Trent WXB Turbofan

Feb 08, 2013 The Airbus A350 XWB programme has achieved yet another important milestone with the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) award of the Engine Type Certification of the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB turbofan. EASA presented the certificate to Rolls-Royce at EASA’s headquarters in Cologne, Germany. This certification covers ... Read more

Boeing Production Line

Jan 29, 2013 Boeing has begun assembly of the first Next-Generation 737 to be built at the rate of 38 airplanes per month. Over the past two years, production of the 737 has risen more than 20 percent, from 31.5 to 38 airplanes a month. In 2014, the ... Read more

Eric Chen - New Airbus China President

Jan 23, 2013 On 1st January 2013, Eric Chen has become President of Airbus China, responsible for Airbus’ overall activities in the People’s Republic of China, including business development, commercial activities, customer services and industrial cooperation. Eric Chen, previously Airbus China Senior Vice President Commercial ... Read more

Boeing 737-700

Jan 19, 2013 The Current Market In the last 12 months, CV has seen values drop for this type by about 5-15%, with lease rentals dropping by about 5% to 10% depending on the vintage. Not unlike the A319, the order book for this aircraft is diminishing and there ... Read more

Boeing Closes Out 2012 with Record Orders

Jan 04, 2013  Boeing booked 1,203 net commercial airplane orders in 2012, the second-largest number in company history. The company also delivered 601 airplanes, the most since 1999. Boeing's unfilled commercial airplane orders at the end of the year stood at 4,373, the most in company ... Read more

Dec 18, 2012 World airline profitability in 2011 was estimated by International Air Transport Association (IATA) to reach $7.9 billion, the second consecutive year in which all regions were break even or profitable. This expansion was fueled by continuous traffic growth and steady increases in overall ticket prices. These positive ... Read more


Dec 03, 2012  Boeing (NYSE: BA) reached a record for year-to-date 737 deliveries with today's delivery of the 377th Next-Generation 737. The delivery of the airplane, a 737-900ER (Extended Range) with Boeing Sky Interior for United Airlines, topped the previous record of 376 deliveries set in 2010. ... Read more

A320 Neo Training Simulator in China

Dec 03, 2012 The first A320 full-flight simulator upgradable to support the flight training of A320neo was put into operation today at the Hua Ou Aviation Training Centre in Beijing, a joint venture between Airbus China and China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS). Captain Hu Zhenjiang, deputy director general of Flight ... Read more

Embraer ERJ-145

Nov 07, 2012 The current market demand for the ERJs continues to be soft and has been over the last 12 months due to the challenging environment. In the last 12 months, CV has seen values drop for the type by about 30%. Based on the current environment and risk averse ... Read more


Nov 05, 2012 Boeing and Kuwait airplane leasing company ALAFCO finalized an order for 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8s valued at $2.0 billion at current list price.  The order was first announced as a commitment at the Farnborough Airshow in July. "This is the first order for the 737 MAX from the Middle East, which is one of the aviation industry's highest growth regions," said Ray Conner, president and CEO ... Read more


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